Myrtle Beach Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
If you have been injured at work in South Carolina, you shouldn’t have to worry about paying your medical bills. In most cases, your employer’s workers’ comp insurance company should pay your medical expenses and lost wages. Unfortunately, many employers and insurance companies go to great lengths to avoid paying what they owe.
At Mickle & Bass, four of our Myrtle Beach workers’ compensation lawyers are former South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commissioners. These attorneys spent years presiding over workers’ comp hearings as commissioners. Today, they use this insiders’ perspective to help injured workers obtain the benefits they deserve.
Schedule a free consultation today to learn how our team will help you obtain the benefits you need and deserve. We will not charge you a fee to get started on your claim, and we only get paid if and when we recover compensation for you.
Why Choose Our Myrtle Beach Workers’ Compensation Attorneys?
Our attorneys at Mickle & Bass have a significant level of experience and institutional knowledge of the comp system. Clients choose us because:
- Our workers’ comp attorneys can help you gather evidence to clearly document the extent of your injury.
- Our team can help you obtain second opinions from respected medical experts to present as evidence on your behalf.
How to Protect Your Workers’ Comp Claim
There are steps you should take to protect yourself during your workers’ comp claims process. Remember, the workers’ compensation insurance company wants nothing more than a reason to avoid paying you.
It is crucial for you to:
- Meet all S.C. Workers’ Compensation Commission requirements. Our knowledgeable attorneys will explain the rules so you can follow them and avoid pitfalls that may force the Commission to close your file.
- Follow doctor’s orders. You will be assigned a doctor by your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer. You must follow the treatment plan provided by the doctor of record, including attending all appointments. If the doctor assigned by the insurance company reports you are not following his or her instructions, this may be used as evidence against you.
- Tell the doctor about your injury in detail. The doctor assigned to your claim will document your injury. Tell him or her about all of your complaints. Don’t exaggerate your problems, but don’t downplay them, either.
- Talk openly with your attorneys. Anything you say to your lawyer will be held in confidence. Tell your attorney all the details of your accident, as well as about any prior injuries or pre-existing medical conditions. Answer every question with complete honesty. Open communication will help your attorney build a stronger case for you.
- Don’t trust the insurance company. Do not sign anything presented by an insurance company representative or agree to record a statement unless your workers’ compensation attorney says you should. Be wary of people asking about your accident and recovery. Insurers sometimes send private investigators to search for evidence which may be used against you. Ask your colleagues, family, friends, etc., not to cooperate with anyone asking questions about you.
- Stay away from social media. Do not “share” information about your injury or your workers’ compensation claim. Insurers could use comments, photos, and other posts online to demonstrate that you are not as badly injured as you claim. Share details of your workplace injury and your workers’ comp claim only with your attorneys and doctors.
Don’t run the risk of making a mistake that jeopardizes your claim. Let the skilled Myrtle Beach workers’ compensation attorneys of Mickle & Bass manage all the details of your case. Contact us today to set up a free consultation.
Why Does the S.C. Workers’ Compensation Commission Deny Claims?
Workers’ compensation payments are an insurance benefit most employers in South Carolina are required to provide for their employees.
However, your employer and/or the insurance company may dispute your claim by arguing that:
- You were not on the job or weren’t acting within the scope of employment when hurt.
- Your illness is not related to your job duties.
- You had a pre-existing condition that caused your current injury/illness.
- Your injury or illness does not require the medical treatment you claim.
- You are capable of returning to work.
An insurance company that wants to fight a workers’ compensation claim will send trained, experienced, and dedicated lawyers to argue their case. You need knowledgeable and aggressive attorneys on your side, too. Contact us today for a free review of your claim.
Put Our S.C. Workers’ Comp Attorneys to Work for You
If you have been badly hurt at work, don’t try to navigate the S.C. workers’ compensation system on your own. The attorneys of Mickle & Bass can take the burden off of your shoulders so you can focus on your health.
Contact our workers’ compensation lawyers in Myrtle Beach now to set up a free and confidential legal consultation. We pursue all workers’ compensation cases on a contingency-fee basis. You do not pay us unless and until we recover compensation for you.